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Lexicon :: Strong's H6430 - pᵊlištî

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פְּלִשְׁתִּי Pᵉlishtîy, pel-ish-tee'; patrial from H6429; a Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth:—Philistine.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 288x

The KJV translates Strong's H6430 in the following manner: Philistine (287x), Philistim (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 288x
The KJV translates Strong's H6430 in the following manner: Philistine (287x), Philistim (1x).
  1. Philistine = "immigrants"

    1. an inhabitant of Philistia; descendants of Mizraim who immigrated from Caphtor (Crete?) to the western seacoast of Canaan

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
פְּלִשְׁתִּי Pᵉlishtîy, pel-ish-tee'; patrial from H6429; a Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth:—Philistine.
STRONGS H6430: Abbreviations
פְּלִשְׁתִּי 288 adjective, of a people Philistine, (οί) Φυλιστιειμ; and (not in Hexateuch) (ό) ἀλλόφυλος, (οί) ἀλλόφυλοι; — only as substantive: הַפּ׳ the Philistine (Goliath) slain by David 1 Samuel 17:8 + 27 times 17, 1 Samuel 18:6; 1 Samuel 19:5; 1 Samuel 21:10; 1 Samuel 22:10; one slain byAbishai 2 Samuel 21:17; elsewhere plural the Philistines255 usually פְּלִשְׁתִּים without article, rarely הַפּ׳ 1 Samuel 4:7; 1 Samuel 7:13 + (especially with preposition בַּפּ׳ 1 Samuel 7:13 +, and then perhaps due to punctuators), Genesis 10:14 = 1 Chronicles 1:12; Genesis 26:14, 15, 18; Judges 3:31 + 33 times Judges; 1 Samuel 4:1 (twice in verse) + 118 times 1 Samuel; 2 Samuel 1:20 + 28 times 2 Samuel +; אֶרֶץ פ׳ Genesis 21:32, 34 + 12 times; שְׂדֵה פ׳ 1 Samuel 6:1; 1 Samuel 27:7, 11; מֶלֶךְ פ׳ Genesis 26:1, 8; שָׂרֵי פ׳ 1 Samuel 18:30 + 5 times; סַרְנֵי פ׳ Joshua 13:3; Judges 3:3 + 13 times; יָם פ׳ Exodus 23:31; אֱלֹהֵי פ׳ Judges 10:6. — compare כְּרֵתִי, II. כַּפְתּוֺר. On Philistines see also WMMAs.u.Eur.387f. EvansCretan Pictographs, 100 ff. SchwZWT xxxiv. 103 f., 255.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


10:14; 21:32; 21:34; 26:1; 26:8; 26:14; 26:15; 26:18






3:3; 3:31; 10:6

1 Samuel

4:1; 4:7; 6:1; 7:13; 7:13; 17:8; 18:6; 18:30; 19:5; 21:10; 22:10; 27:7; 27:11

2 Samuel

1:20; 21:17

1 Chronicles



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6430 matches the Hebrew פְּלִשְׁתִּי (pᵊlištî),
which occurs 289 times in 244 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 5 (Gen 10:14–1Sa 4:10)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:14 - Pathrusim, Casluhim (from whom came the Philistines H6430), and Caphtorim.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:32 - So they made a covenant at Beersheba; and Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, got up and returned to the land of the Philistines H6430.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:34 - And Abraham resided in the land of the Philistines H6430 for many days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:1 -

Now there was a famine in the land, besides the previous famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham. So Isaac went to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines H6430.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:8 - Now it came about, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines H6430 looked down through a window, and saw them, and behold, Isaac was caressing his wife Rebekah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:14 - for he had possessions of flocks [fn]and herds, and a great household, so that the Philistines H6430 envied him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:15 - Now all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of his father Abraham, the Philistines H6430 stopped up [fn]by filling them with dirt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:18 -

Then Isaac dug again the wells of water which [fn]had been dug in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines H6430 had stopped them up after the death of Abraham; and he [fn]gave them the same names which his father had [fn]given them.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:17 -

Now when Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines H6430, even though it was near; for God said, “The people might change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:31 - “I will set your boundary from the [fn]Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines H6430, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates River; for I will hand over the inhabitants of the land to you, and you will drive them out from you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:2 - “This is the land that remains: all the regions of the Philistines H6430 and all those of the Geshurites;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:3 - from the Shihor which is [fn]east of Egypt, even as far as the border of Ekron to the north (it is counted as Canaanite); the five governors of the Philistines H6430: the Gazite, the Ashdodite, the Ashkelonite, the Gittite, the Ekronite; and the Avvite
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:3 - These nations are: the five governors of the Philistines H6430 and all the Canaanites and the Sidonians, and the Hivites who lived on Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal-hermon as far as [fn]Lebo-hamath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:31 -

Now after him came Shamgar the son of Anath, who struck and killed six hundred Philistines H6430 with an [fn]oxgoad; and he also saved Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:6 -

Then the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they served the Baals and the Ashtaroth, the gods of Aram, the gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the sons of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines H6430; so they abandoned the LORD and did not serve Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:7 - And the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He sold them into the hands of the Philistines H6430, and into the hands of the sons of Ammon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:11 - And the LORD said to the sons of Israel, “Did I not save you from the Egyptians, the Amorites, the sons of Ammon, and the Philistines H6430?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:1 -

Now the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD handed them over to the Philistines H6430 for forty years.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:5 - “For behold, you will conceive and give birth to a son, and no razor shall come upon his head, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb; and he will begin to save Israel from the hands of the Philistines H6430.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:1 -

Then Samson went down to Timnah, and he saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines H6430.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:2 - So he came [fn]back and told his father and [fn]mother, “I saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines H6430; so now, get her for me as a wife.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:3 - But his father and his mother said to him, “Is there no woman among the daughters of your relatives, or among all [fn]our people, that you go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines H6430?” Yet Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, because she is right [fn]for me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:4 - However, his father and mother did not know that this was of the LORD, for He was seeking an occasion against the Philistines H6430. And at that time the Philistines H6430 were ruling over Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:3 - Samson then said to them, “This time I will have been blameless regarding the Philistines H6430 when I do them harm.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:5 - When he had set fire to the torches, he released the jackals into the standing grain of the Philistines H6430 and set fire to both the bundled heaps and the standing grain, along with the vineyards and olive groves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:6 - Then the Philistines H6430 said, “Who did this?” And some said, “Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because [fn]he took his wife and gave her to his companion.” So the Philistines H6430 came up and burned her and her father to death with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:9 -

Then the Philistines H6430 went up and camped in Judah, and spread out in Lehi.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:11 - Then three thousand men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam and said to Samson, “Do you not know that the Philistines H6430 are rulers over us? What then is this that you have done to us?” And he said to them, “Just as they did to me, so I have done to them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:12 - Then they said to him, “We have come down to bind you so that we may hand you over to the Philistines H6430.” And Samson said to them, “Swear to me that you will not [fn]kill me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:14 -

When he came to Lehi, the Philistines H6430 shouted as they met him. And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon him so that the ropes that were on his arms were like flax that has burned with fire, and his restraints [fn]dropped from his hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:20 - So he judged Israel for twenty years in the days of the Philistines H6430.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:5 - So the governors of the Philistines H6430 came up to her and said to her, “Entice him, and see where his great strength lies and [fn]how we can overpower him so that we may bind him to humble him. Then we will each give you 1,100 pieces of silver.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:8 - Then the governors of the Philistines H6430 brought up to her seven fresh [fn]animal tendons that had not been dried, and she bound him with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:9 - Now she had men prepared for an ambush in an inner room. And she said to him, “The Philistines H6430 are upon you, Samson!” But he tore the tendons to pieces just like a thread of flax is torn apart when it [fn]comes too close to fire. So his strength was not discovered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:12 - So Delilah took new ropes and bound him with them and said to him, “The Philistines H6430 are upon you, Samson!” For the men in the ambush were waiting in the inner room. But he tore [fn]the ropes from his arms like thread.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:14 - So while he slept, Delilah wove the seven locks of his [fn]hair with the web]. And she fastened it with the pin and said to him, “The Philistines H6430 are upon you, Samson!” But he awoke from his sleep and pulled out the pin of the loom and the web.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:18 -

When Delilah saw that he had told her all that was in his heart, she sent word and called the governors of the Philistines H6430, saying, “Come up once more, for he has told me all that is in his heart.” Then the governors of the Philistines H6430 came up to her and brought up the money in their hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:20 - She said, “The Philistines H6430 are upon you, Samson!” And he awoke from his sleep and said, “I will go out as at other times and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:21 - Then the Philistines H6430 seized him and gouged out his eyes; and they brought him down to Gaza and restrained him with bronze chains, and he became a grinder in the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:23 -

Now the governors of the Philistines H6430 assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, and to celebrate, for they said,

“Our god has handed Samson our enemy over to us.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:27 - Now the house was full of men and women, and all the governors of the Philistines H6430 were there. And about three thousand men and women were on the roof looking on while Samson was entertaining them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:28 -

Then Samson called to the LORD and said, “Lord [fn]GOD, please remember me and please strengthen me just this time, O God, that I may at once take vengeance on the Philistines H6430 for my two eyes.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:30 - And Samson said, “Let [fn]me die with the Philistines H6430!” And he pushed outwards powerfully, so that the house fell on the governors and all the people who were in it. And the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those whom he killed during his lifetime.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:1 -

So the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out to meet the Philistines H6430 in battle, and they camped beside Ebenezer, while the Philistines H6430 camped in Aphek.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:2 - Then the Philistines H6430 drew up in battle formation to meet Israel. When the battle [fn]spread, Israel was [fn]defeated by the Philistines H6430, who killed about four thousand men on the battlefield.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:3 - When the people came into the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has the LORD defeated us today before the Philistines H6430? Let’s take the ark of the covenant of the LORD from Shiloh, so that He may come among us and save us from the power of our enemies.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:6 - And when the Philistines H6430 heard the noise of the shout, they said, “What does the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews mean?” Then they understood that the ark of the LORD had come into the camp.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:7 - So the Philistines H6430 were afraid, for they said, “God has come into the camp!” And they said, “Woe to us! For nothing like this has happened before.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:9 - “Take courage and be men, Philistines H6430, or you will become slaves to the Hebrews, as they have been slaves to you; so be men and fight!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:10 -

So the Philistines H6430 fought and Israel was defeated, and every man fled to his tent; and the defeat was very great, for thirty thousand foot soldiers of Israel fell.

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